23B. The Accoutrement of the Charioteers

By Anonymous
Translated by Joseph Dunn1914

Then came the charioteers of the Ulstermen to them. Thrice fifty was their number. They offered three battles to the hosts. Thrice their number fell at their hands, and the charioteers themselves fell on the field whereon they stood. Hence this here is called the ‘Accoutrement of the Charioteers.’ It is for this cause it is called the ‘Accoutrement of the Charioteers,’ because it is with rocks and with boulders and with clumps of earth they accomplished the defeat of the men of Erin.

Táin Bó Cúailnge
By Anonymous
English translation by Joseph Dunn (1914)
Cover: Táin Bó Cúailnge trans. Joseph Dunn (1914)